great wall

Chinese Name: 长城/万里长城

Chinese Pinyin: Cháng Chéng/Wàn Lǐ Cháng Chéng

English Translation: Great Wall/Great Wall of 10,000 Li

Length: 8,851.8 km (5,500 miles)

Builder: the ancient Chinese laboring people (common people, farmers, soldiers and slaves)

Construction Period: About 2,000 years from the Warring States Period (476 BC – 221 BC) to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

(source: Travel China Guide)

©2012TH

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3 thoughts on “great wall

  1. you know what makes a great picture T, one that makes you shed tear just looking at it…

  2. It is such a paradox looking at the photo, joy for the sheer beauty of it but pain thinking of human’s sacrifices in making the wall possible…

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